The Torturer in the Mirror

The Torturer in the Mirror

Ramsey Clark


earlier than the united states invasion of Iraq, earlier than the yankee public observed the notorious pictures from Abu Ghraib, the CIA went to the White condo with a question: What, in keeping with the structure, used to be the road setting apart interrogation from torture—and may that line be moved? The White apartment legal professionals' answer—in the shape of felony records later referred to as the "Torture Memos"—became the US's justification for undertaking torture.
The Torturer within the reflect indicates us how while certainly one of us tortures, we're all implicated within the crime. In 3 uncompromising essays, Iraqi dissident Haifa Zangana, former US legal professional normal Ramsey Clark, and professor of sociology Thomas Ehrlich Reifer educate us how bodily and psychologically insidious torture is, how deep a mark it leaves on either its sufferers and its practitioners, and the way priceless it really is for us as a society to carry torturers in charge.

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